Those closely following news on the highly anticipated Hobbit trilogy have every reason to get excited. News recently broke that not only is the second film being retitled, a release date for the third film has been decided on!
The Hollywood Reporter announced that the second film, previously subtitled There and Back Again, will now be called The Desolation of Smaug. The title There and Back Again has been assigned to the third film, which is now due for release on July 18, 2014.
With the first film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, being released this holiday season, excitement over Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth is at an all time high. More updates are sure to come, so keep checking back!
What do you all think? Are you pumped about this new development, or are you still reeling from the news that The Hobbit is now a trilogy? Share your thoughts below!